The foregoing doesn't mean that Another Summer of Love is a nostalgia piece. This is timeless left coast rock, and it will never be unwelcome to those who love guitar pop. The stories are vivid and true, the performances top-notch, and the variety reveals a songwriter with a comprehensive knowledge and love of guitar pop. I wouldn't have been surprised to see Chris Hillman, J.D. Souther and the Poco boys in the credits. But Brent and company are so good, they didn't need them.
Brent Rademaker's background includes Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde and in his deep past, Further, in addition to other projects. For this album, his core collaborators were Jason Soda and Johnny Neimann. Another Summer of Love is out this week on vinyl, CD and digital formats via Alive Natural Sounds Records.